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32nd Annual International Musicological Colloquium
Brno, September-October 1997


32nd International Musicological Colloquium at the International Festival of Music in Brno The Evolution of Music after 1968/69: In token of the "Survival Philosophy" of the New Music? Brno 29. 9. - 1. 10. 1997
Office: Ustav hudebni vedy Filozoficke fakulty MU Brno A. Novaka 1, CZ - 660 88 Brno Tel./fax: 0042 5 41121434 E-mail: ________________________________________________________ The 32nd International Musicological Colloquium at Brno will be entitled "The Evolution of Music after 1968/69. In token of the Survival Philosophy of the New Music?", and will be hosted by three Brno institutions (International Festival of Music, Department of Musicology of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University, Janahek Academy of Music). The colloquium should provide opportunities for exchange of opinions between representatives of both scholarship and practice in music (particularly musicologists and composers). The objective is to throw light on historical facts and developmental tendencies which have shaped the character of art music production (and possibly also its reception) in the last three decades. We see the years 1968/69 as representing an evolutionary breakpoint conditioned particularly by extramusical (though not extracultural) social factors. The allusion to the Adornian view of the New Music which occurs in the subheading of the Colloquium, is meant to be provoking: was it really a mere survival? was the so called postmodern condition of music not brought about by the very fading away of the philosophical aspirations of composers and interpreters of music? is there still any sense in searching for the "sense of history" in contemporary creative efforts? is the current situation not rather a token of historical "non-sense"? etc. etc. The colloquium will be held between September 29 and October 1, 1997 in Brno; papers will be limited to 20 minutes maximum. The official languages of the Colloquium will probably be restricted to English and German only. Dr. Petr Macek Prof. Dr. Jiri Fukac Colloquium Secretary Head of the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University